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At PACO, we work to promote the interests of paralegals, foster relationships with the legal community, serve the public, advocate the Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and endorse the mission of PACO.
Upcoming Events...

May 20, 2019
Paralegal Day 2019

September 27, 2019
Biennial Workshop & Exhibition

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Paralegal Day

We are so excited about our upcoming Paralegal Day celebration and dinner next Monday, and we very much look forward to seeing all of you there! It will be a fantastic evening to gather together and celebrate our paralegal profession, and to recognize and honor our colleagues. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Reception House at Raymond Memorial Golf Course, 3860 Trabue Road. It is located between Dublin Road and Wilson Road, only six miles from downtown. Parking is free!

The Impact of Legalized Marijuana – Reminder for CLE Certificate

If you did not receive a CLE certificate after attending PACO’s monthly meeting in April, please send an e-mail to PACO’s Assistant Vice-President, Kemmily Kwok, at asstvicepres@pacoparalegals.org. In your e-mail, please state whether you were there for the entire time until 1:30 p.m., or if you had to leave earlier, and what time you left. For those who attended remotely in a group, each individual must send an e-mail to Kemmily. We ask that you do this no later than next Tuesday, April 30, 2019, to receive your CLE certificate.


The success of PACO is determined by the involvement and participation of its members. Please review the information below and consider serving in some capacity with your fellow paralegals. If you have any questions, please reach out to Brittany Hays, PACO’s Elections Chair, or any of the current Board members.

The PACO Elections Committee is seeking applicants for the following PACO positions. A summary of the position duties can be found at the link below titled, “PACO Leadership Duties” and a complete list of duties can be found within the PACO Code of Regulations.

PACO Board Positions: Term of July 1, 2019-June 30, 2021
• President
• Assistant Vice-President
• Secretary

Download application for President
Download application for Assistant Vice-President and Secretary

Representative Positions: Term of July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020
• Public Relations Representative
• NFPA Representative
• Statewide Representative/NFPA Secondary Representative
• Student Liaison Representative

Download application for Representative positions

Committee Chair Positions: Term of July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020
• Job Bank Committee
Pro Bono Committee
• Program Committee
• Mentoring Committee
• Elections Committee
• Bylaws Committee
• Professional Development Committee

Download application for Committee Chair positions

Sub-Committees Positions (not required by application)
There are also PACO sub-committees available that are appointed by the Board or the Chairperson of that particular committee. The positions stated below do not require an application. If you are interested in any of the positions you can contact the Elections Committee chair at the email stated below and your interest will be forwarded to the appropriate person.

• Social Media & Website Sub-Committee
• OSBA Paralegal Certification Exam Study Group Sub-Committee
• PACO Biennial Workshop & Exhibition Sub-Committee
• Photography Sub-Committee

PACO Leadership Duties

The deadline to apply for these positions is May 23, 2019. All applications can be submitted via email to elections@pacoparalegals.org.

PACO Job Bank

Remember that PACO maintains a Job Bank which provides employment opportunities that you may be interested in. Whenever a new posting is added, you will receive notice via e-mail. For information about advertising a new position with us, please click here or contact Cassandra Struble at jobbank@pacoparalegals.org.

Please contact any of our Board members if you have any questions or concerns:

Teresa Scharf – President (president@pacoparalegals.org)
Shannon Reames – Vice-President (vp@pacoparalegals.org)
Kemmily Kwok – Assistant Vice-President asstvicepres@pacoparalegals.org)
Angela Vohsing – Treasurer (treasurer@pacoparalegals.org)
Garth Rowbotham – Secretary (secretary@pacoparalegals.org)
Becky Lewis – President-Elect (presidentelect@pacoparalegals.org)

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